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Misty Burruel, Interim Dean
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Got Culture?

2019-2020 Got Culture – School of Visual Performing Arts



VOICES: Past and Present

Directed by Christa El-Said

In VOICES: Past and Present, Act One will consist of pieces written by celebrated American playwrights Susan Glaspell, Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka. Each individual “one-act” will challenge audiences to examine traditional gender roles, cultural stereotypes and issues of race inequality.

Act Two will feature original, contemporary works written and developed by Chaffey College students. Their work, told from their personal perspectives, aspires to bring to light the complex human struggles and experiences that we face in the world today.

Audiences will be invited to participate in a “talkback” with the cast, crew, designers and facilitators immediately following the show each night. This production may unmask many difficult but relevant topics. The opportunity for an open discussion will be an important element in the full theatrical and academic learning experience.

*The pieces in this production may include sensitive subject matter and offensive language and is not suitable for young audiences.

Information Night: Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00pm

Auditions: Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:00pm

Rehearsals: M-TH 7:00-9:50pm beginning Sept. 3, 2019
Performances: November 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm and November 24 at 2:00pm

Those cast will receive an add code to enroll in Theatre 50 Mainstage Production for 3 units.
Those with technical assignments will enroll in Theatre 52 Mainstage Production for 2 units.

Prepare a 1-minute memorized contemporary monologue.
Bring a headshot and resume if available.
Designers, technicians & crew:
Bring a resume and be prepared for a brief interview.
Chaffey College Theatre
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

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by Susan Glaspell

Sheriff Henry Peters: A man of middle age.
Mrs. Peters: A woman described as slight, wiry and nervous. The Sheriff’s wife.
Lewis Hale: A man of middle age. A neighboring farmer.
Mrs. Hale: A woman described as larger and more comfortable looking. Hale’s wife.
County Attorney George Henderson: A man younger than the Sherriff and Hale. A gallant lawyer.

by Luis Valdez

Honest Sancho: The Hispanic owner of the shop. A salesman.
Secretary: A female known as Miss Jimenez. Non-Hispanic.
Farmworker: A Hispanic male model on display in the shop.
Pachuco (Johnny): Another Hispanic male model on display in the shop.
Revolucionario: Another Hispanic male model on display in the shop.
Mexican-American: Another Hispanic male known as “Eric Garcia.”

by Amiri Baraka (aka. LeRoi Jones)

Clay: A polished young, Black man. About 20 years old.
Lula: An alluring White woman. About 30 years old.
Subway Passengers: People on the subway train.
The Conductor: An old, Black male. Young Man: Another polished young, Black man.

*ACT TWO performances will be written, developed and performed by the company of performers. Each piece will represent individual viewpoints of personal experiences and may be expressed verbally, musically, choreographically and/or visually.



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(Astronomy + Theatre Arts + Recording Arts)

Free Open Mic Night: music, spoken word performance

6:30 P.M. SIGN-UPS
7:17 P.M. SHOW

Chaffey College Planetarium
Rancho Cucamonga Campus
For more information, contact Sheila Malone at (909) 652-6093

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